Q# Advent Calendar 2018

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The F# and C# communities have blogging events called Advent Calendars (F#, C#), in which every day in December one awesome community member publishes a blog post about the language. I think it’s an amazing way to bid farewell to the old year and to celebrate the new one, and Q# needs one too!

So, let’s write some Q# blog posts!

The rules are simple:

  1. Reserve a slot by leaving a comment on this post. The slots are assigned on the first come, first serve basis. You do not have to announce the topic of your blog post until you’re ready to publish it, but we’d really love to hear it beforehand!
  2. Prepare a blog post (in English) about Q#, learning Q#, teaching Q#, using Q# for research, tools for working with Q#… You got the idea.
  3. Publish your blog post on your assigned date. Don’t forget to link back to the Q# Advent Calendar from your post, so that your readers can find the entire advent.
  4. Leave the link to your blog post in a comment to this post, and we’ll add it to the calendar. If you share a link to your post on Twitter, use hashtags #qsharp and #QsAdvent.

We are pursuing publishing a compendium of all of the posts to the arXiv, the standard repository for work on quantum computing.
If you would like to have your post included, please make sure that it is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

Let’s start with 24 slots, December 1st through December 24th, and if we have more volunteers than that we’ll add extra slots. We have a couple of blogs by our team members in store, but we’ll keep those flexible to fill the slots which end up unclaimed.

DateAuthorPost Title
Dec 1Alan GellerQubits in Q#
Dec 2Mariia MykhailovaUsing Q# with Visual Basic .NET
Dec 3Chris GranadeGetting PoSh with Q#
Dec 4John AzariahF# & Q# – A tale of two languages
Dec 5Pavan KumarBloch Sphere in Quantum Computing
Dec 6João Pedro MartinsMicrosoft QuantumML tutorial
Dec 7Andrew HelwerWalking the faster-than-light tightrope: Quantum entanglement and the CHSH game
Dec 8Stephen JordanTraveling Santa Problem
Dec 9Tanaka TakayoshiThe first Q# hands-on in OpenQL community
Dec 10Martin RoettelerImplementing Simon’s algorithm
Dec 11Alan GellerA Year of Q#
Dec 12Andres PazImplementing a quantum simulator for Q# in C#
Dec 13Rolf HuismanCounting on (Quantum) Computers
Dec 14Rajeev GuptaDeutsch–Jozsa Algorithm
Dec 15Frances TibbleQuantum Perceptrons
Dec 16Ryoto TangeQuantum algorithm for Jones polynomials using Q#
Dec 17Scott AaronsonWhy are amplitudes complex?
Dec 18Anita RamananGro-ho-ho-ver’s Algorithm – How Quantum Computing Saved Christmas
Dec 19Mathias SoekenQuantum Oracle Circuits and the Christmas Tree Pattern
Dec 20Kitty YeungA Cat’s Thought Experiment
Dec 21Mariia Mykhailova and Paige FrederickDecorating the Christmas Tree Using Grover’s Search
Dec 22Sarah KaiserOpening Presents Early: Q# Tips and tricks for a Happy Hamiltonian
Dec 23Q# usersFestivus: Airing of Grievances
Dec 24Bettina HeimQ# – a Wish List for the New Year

Thanks to everybody who will participate!

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Mariia Mykhailova, Senior Software Engineer, Quantum
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Mariia Mykhailova is a software engineer at the Quantum Architectures and Computation group at Microsoft. She focuses on developer outreach and education work for the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. In her spare time she writes problems for programming competitions and creates puzzles.
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